Monday, November 16, 2015
Here's what I've learned about these other-worldly beings:
Angels seldom present with all of their teeth.
Angels often wear dirty, worn out clothing rather than white raiment and feathery wings.
Angels know how to beg--apparently, they've been doing it for centuries.
Angels reframe my take on the 24-hour-a-day news cycle.
Often, angels just "appear."
Angels "disappear" just as easily.
Sometimes, angels smell bad. Actually, they smell bad most of the time! (Maybe the trip from heaven causes that.)
In my experience, angels almost always appear very, very poor.
If I give them just a moment of my attention, they'll tell me everything that I wonder about them.
Angels keep me confused by their requests, their honesty and their simplicity.
Angels reveal to me that this world is not all there is by any stretch of the imagination!
Angels put all of my problems into healthy perspective; which is likely the reason why they show up so often in my world.
Angels can be aggravating!
Angels show me the way to be human.
Angels exist everywhere.
Angels come to bring me a word of truth that I need but too often resist!
Funny, over the last two decades living and working among impoverished folks, I've met more angels than in all my life before.
Angels love "poor people." As a matter of fact, the homeless poor in Dallas, and especially those in "tent city," reside with the angels.